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Domestic observers sufficient to monitor local gov’t polls

Stabroek - 21 hours 12 min ago
According to Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan, he is unaware of any intention to invite international observers to scrutinise the upcoming local government elections.

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City bus operators not on board with planned park fees

Stabroek - 21 hours 13 min ago
While City Hall has announced fees for operators using city minibus parks, many of them say they had not signed on to the proposal.

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GTT/GRFU 15s league continues this weekend

Stabroek - 21 hours 13 min ago
The 2016 rugby season continues this weekend at the National Park with the GTT/GRFU 15s league. In the third game of the season from 16:00hrs today, the Pepsi Hornets will tackle the Police Falcons.

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Team Legacy seeks revival for ‘forgotten’ GT communities

Stabroek - 21 hours 14 min ago
Voluntary group Team Legacy which is seeking to win several seats on the Georgetown City Council at the March 18th local government elections, says it will focus on reviving the city’s “forgotten”...

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In Guyana, it’s not easy when ‘he’ becomes ‘she’

Stabroek - 21 hours 14 min ago
At the age of three, Gulliver’s godfather bought her a pink lunch-kit. She remembers there being a girl in long-boots and the words “Pretty Merry Girl” emblazoned upon it.

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Vegas bookmakers want Broncos to cover Super Bowl spread

Stabroek - 21 hours 14 min ago
(Reuters) – Las Vegas casinos aren’t against Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning winning a Super Bowl in what is likely his final game but prefer the Carolina Panthers deny him a...

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African confederation backs Salman for FIFA job

Stabroek - 21 hours 15 min ago
KIGALI, (Reuters) – Bahrain’s Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa gained a major boost in his bid to become the next FIFA president when he received endorsement from the Confederation of...

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‘Use your hands to love her, not hit her’

Stabroek - 21 hours 16 min ago
“Women were not made to be beaten. Use your hands to love her, not hit her,” Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan yesterday implored Matthew Johnson, who was charged with assaulting his wife.

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Cancer claimed 46 lives at GPHC unit last year

Stabroek - 21 hours 17 min ago
Forty-six patients of the Oncology Unit of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) died last year, according to statistics released by the unit.

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Simmons shines in opener but Gayle, Bravo fail

Stabroek - 21 hours 17 min ago
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, CMC – Superstar opener Chris Gayle made an inauspicious start to the Pakistan Super League with a failure but Lendl Simmons hit an unbeaten half-century to propel Karachi...

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Refurbished neonatal unit reopens at West Dem Hospital

Stabroek - 21 hours 18 min ago
A refurbished neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) was reopened on Thursday at the West Demerara Regional Hospital. At a simple commissioning ceremony, Minister of Public Health Dr.

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USA 1-0 Canada | International friendly match report

Guardian Sport - 21 hours 35 min ago

There were never going to be high expectations for Friday’s friendly between the US and Canada. A great North American rivalry, it is not. The last time Canada beat their neighbors was 31 years ago. The last time that happened on American soil? 1957.

But with Concacaf qualifying for the 2018 World Cup looming in the near future, both sides had plenty of reason to take the contest in Carson, California, seriously. It wasn’t the most attractive game, but some players will walk away having made the most of a chance to prove their value.

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Shane Watson sold for $1.98m in Indian Premier League auction

Guardian Sport - 22 hours 12 min ago
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore shell out on allrounder
  • Veteran was the competition’s MVP in 2008 and 2013

Shane Watson has been snapped up for an incredible $1.98 million in the Indian Premier League auction.

Watson was signed by Royal Challengers Bangalore on Saturday, with a bidding frenzy ensuring the Australian allrounder was sold for almost four times his reserve price of $417,000.

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Surely but slowly, NFL inching forward on permanent London franchise

Guardian Sport - 22 hours 29 min ago

The NFL plans to expand the number of games played in the UK from three to eight, perhaps the final test before placing a permanent team in London

When Roger Goodell took over as NFL commissioner in 2006 he had three clear priorities: deal with a festering labor dispute, decide which teams would play in Los Angeles and see if it was possible to put a team in London. Then came the link between head trauma and long-term effects on players’ health and Goodell’s plan was derailed.

But over time Goodell has made progress on his initial agenda. The lockout in 2011 created a tentative peace with the players’ union and Los Angeles has finally been resolved enough that London is now a top priority. The next few years will be critical toward deciding what the NFL ultimately wants to do in the UK.

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Recovering from an acid attack

BBC - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 23:21
How Natalia's confidence was rebuilt after an acid attack

Cynthia Blackman Chung

Stabroek - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 23:02


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Political crisis turns lethal in Haiti

BBC - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 22:55
Protesters in Haiti beat a man to death in a clash with former soldiers amid political uncertainty after an election is postponed.

What happened to Neville's homeless?

BBC Sport - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 22:44
What happened to the squatters who were allowed to stay in a building owned by former footballers Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs?

Struggle continues for Lara as Lions lose

Observer Sport - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 22:00
SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (CMC) — Brian Lara’s struggles with the bat continued, while former West Indies teammate Fidel Edwards bowled a po

Ground broken for state-of-the-art cancer treatment centre in Kingston

Observer - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 22:00
A similar centre , which will be located at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James, is expected to be completed in mid-2016. Ground was broken for this centre in November last year.

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